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Morning Wrap: 12/14/12

Friday, December 14, 2012

Nudists take their legal battle to federal court, California population update, Yahoo’s board gets a star-power upgrade, more.

  • The father of a former Giants batgirl who was among five sailors who died in a boat race around the Farallon Islands in April, filed a wrongful death suit against the yacht owner, who survived. Chronicle
  • City Attorney Dennis Herrera urged a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit against San Francisco’s nudity ban filed by activists who say it violates constitutional rights. Chronicle
  • California’s population, according to newly-released Census figures: 37.8 million. AP
  • KQED’s QUEST science series will expand nationally with a $2.5 million National Science
    Foundation grant. KQED press release
  • Former Silicon Valley mogul John McAfee, 67, arrived in Miami, apparently free from extradition to Belize, disheveled, claiming to be broke, and expressing concern for the 20-year-old girlfriend he left behind in Guatemala. Mercury News
  • Oakland Public Library director Carmen Martinez, 62, retires on Saturday after a dozen years in the post. Mercury News
  • PayPal cofounder and Silicon Valley star Max Levchin is joining Yahoo’s board and two other members are departing in what’s being perceived as a shakeup. CNet
  • Former Novato police chief Joseph Kreins was named permanent chief in Vallejo, where he’s served in an interim capacity for five months. Marin IJ

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